Business Profile: Rosie Loughran Aesthetics

Name: Rosie Loughran (née McGarvey)
Business Name: Rosie Loughran Aesthetics
L: Ballygawley, Co Tyrone
M: 07864032476

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Can you describe your business?

Rosie Loughran Aesthetics is a Private Clinic based in Ballygawley. I have been a registered nurse for nine years and I am now qualified in advanced aesthetics, working independently in my clinic. I completed my advanced training in Sydney, Manchester, Dublin and Newry. I now specialise in medical grade facial treatments such as chemical peels, LED Light therapy and collagen induction therapy, also known as micro-needling treatment. I am also advance trained in administering facial fillers such as tear trough eye filler, naso labial folds treatment, cheek augmentation and lip enhancement. All offered in my clinic. My clinic is located five minutes from the Ballygawley roundabout/town. My location is very private. I work flexible hours to suit all working ladies/men and mum/dads. I believe these are the main attractions for most of my clients.

Why did you start your own business? 

Well I lived in Australia for six years and returned home in September last year. When I lived in Sydney, aesthetics was huge, and a lot more advanced than Ireland. So I really got my eyes opened to all the amazing treatments that can be offered to women and men. I  gained a big interest in this area and I knew when I returned home to Ireland, that aesthetics was something I was going to pursue. A business that would allow me to utilise and further my nursing skills seemed like the perfect idea. I had much encouragement from my family, before Christmas I shared my business ideas with my mum and dad and they convinced me to go for it. My mum (Kathleen Mc-Garvey RIP) was a fantastic dual trained nurse, who worked in Omagh for most of her nursing career she received many ‘Nurse of the Year’ awards. From a young age mum inspired me to become a nurse. Sadly she wasn’t here to see me opening earlier this year, but I know she’s looking down proud and pushing me on.

What are the best things about running your own business? 

The best thing about running my own business is seeing results, I get so much satisfaction from helping clients with their complex skin conditions and also clients who lack confidence in areas of their appearance. Seeing improvements and great results makes all the hard work worth while. Receiving great feedback from clients is definitely the best part. I also love the social side of the business  meeting so many lovely ladies and gents who have walked into my clinic and also other health professionals all over Ireland who are also in the aesthetics business. Being your own boss is a great perk to the job too.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

I have been very busy since I have opened and I’m also working part-time nursing in Belfast, which means a lot less time with my husband, family and friends. This is the biggest challenge. However, I am very grateful and can’t complain much as I am loving my  new adventure.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

Take the risk, set a goal, make a plan, work hard and have self-belief. ‘If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life’. I read the book ‘Crushing it’ by Gary Vaynerchuk, and gained a lot of inspiration from him to just go for it.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Rewarding, fun, exciting.